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Ordered16 Jul 1942
Laid down5 May 1943 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 143)
Launched23 Nov 1943
Commissioned22 Mar 1944Oblt. Otto-Heinrich Nachtigall
23 Mar 1944 - 16 Jul 1944  Oblt. (R) Otto Heinrich Nachtigall
17 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Hermann Koopmann
No patrols
22 Mar 1944-28 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Stavanger, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Lisahally on 27 May 1945.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Became the British submarine N 19. Broken up at Sunderland in April 1949.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1171 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Torpedo and Tophat

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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